Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon and Justice Minister Koen Geens presented their resignation to Prime Minister Charles Michel, but were refused, local media reported on Thursday.
Michel believed that the current context is not permitted. Two suspects of the attacks remain at large and the country remains at level 4 alert.
The decision of the ministers followed the revelation of a file about Brussels airport bomber Ibrahim El Bakraoui. He was convicted in Belgium and released on parole that he did not respect. El Bakraoui was then arrested in Turkey on the Syrian border in 2015.
With his extradition having not been sought by Belgium, El Bakraoui was deported to the Netherlands in the summer of 2015.
In the words of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his expulsion has been told to the Belgian authorities. Enditem